Summer is Fast Approaching!
With the summer months approaching us faster than we think, most people want to head to the beach or at least somewhere they can cool down. Many people are much busier during the summer months: people are driving more and going on day trips, the kids are off from school, and Snooki (or many people trying to imitate her) is out and about on the Jersey Shore.
Everything that is going on means that people are eating fatty foods like zeppoles, cheesesteaks, and frozen custard and drinking cola, and other kinds of “beverages.” Instead of exercising, some people are sitting down in front of their couches or just tanning on the beach. It is this time of year where many people want to enjoy themselves, however, people should also be prepared for unexpected sickness that comes out of not doing your usual routine. Here are some tips to make your summer friendly towards your body:
- Keep Hydrated! According to the Mayo Clinic, men should drink roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day. The adequate intake for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day. During the summer, it is extremely important to keep hydrated because heat and humidity are known to dry your body out without your consent!
- Bring your own food! During the summer months, many people are prone to eat what is available to them at theme parks or boardwalks, and that usually means fried, hand-held food. However in most “fun” locations, such as New York Yankees baseball games, you are allowed to bring your own food if it is in a clear plastic bag. That means you can raid your own refrigerators and bring whole-grains, fruits and veggies to wherever you and your family are for a fraction of the cost.
- Go Play! Summer is the perfect time of year to go out and play! Instead of catching the winners of your favorite reality show, cardiovascular activity is the way to go when the weather is nice. On 75-degree and sunny days, you can always find someone in the park to play some pick-up basketball or throw a Frisbee with. Be active this summer!